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Major accessions to repositories in 1999 relating to Maritime History


Anglesey County Record Office

  • W Thomas & Sons, ship builders, owners and managers, Amlwch (addnl): records 1852-1992
  • Board of Trade: Anglesey marine maps and plans 1856-1970
  • Beaumaris Port: ships fees and deeds books 1906-88

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Sailors Home: minutes and financial records 20th cent (Acc 41332)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Faversham Oyster Fishery Co: records (4 bdls) 1702-1903 (U3477)
  • Smeed, Dean & Co Ltd, ship and boat builders, Murston: daybook 1894 (U3455)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Board of Trade: marine maps relating to Cardiganshire c1860-1967 (AT/MBT, Acc 1146)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Customs and Excise, Northwest: records incl approvals, sufferings and rulings, ships' entry and report book, reports and misc staff records c1850-1972 (NZ)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow

  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Barrow: returns of service log 1997-99

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • R & H Jefferson, wine merchants and ship owners, Whitehaven: ship's log, deeds and papers rel to estates in Antigua c1830-60 (YDB 18)

Devon Record Office

  • Board of Trade: marine maps 19th-20th cent (5845)
  • Commissioners of the Admiralty: letters and proposals for the rigging of ships submitted to the commissioners 1822-23 (5866)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Brixham: shipping register index, baggage and sufferance book, warehouse register 1850-1969 (3287add2)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Dartmouth: records incl registers rel to shipping, salaries, seizures, deceased seamen, Crown property and warehouses 1823-1973 (3308 add2)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Exmouth: shipping registers index 19th-20th cent (5897)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Salcombe: shipping registers index, fees and deeds book c1850-1988 (3309 add)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Teignmouth: shipping registers index 20th cent (3328add)
  • Customs and Excise, Port of Torquay : letter book, Class registers c1850-1933 (5898)

Durham County Record Office

  • Sir R Ropner & Co (Management) Ltd, shipowners and shipping agents, Darlington: records c1880-1960

East Sussex Record Office

  • James Tubb, mariner, Newhaven: letters while on the schooner Lewes Castle to his future wife, Mary Hoadley of Newhaven 1843 (A7819)
  • Board of Trade: marine maps 1824-1987 (A7955)
  • Hastings borough: certificate of the bailiff and jurats sending details of their muster (not attached) to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1496 (A7808)

Essex Record Office, Southend Branch

  • Lewis Hutton, Leigh-on-Sea: certificate of service in the Royal Navy and personal log book 1876-82

Flintshire Record Office

  • Customs and Excise, Liverpool: records rel to Chester ships and to North Wales 1846-1970
  • River Dee: records rel to ships incl log books and cargo books 1893-1973 (Coppack MSS)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Board of Trade: marine maps and plans, incl of docks, harbours and railways, rel to Glamorgan area c1860-1970 (Acc 1999/68)
  • Cardiff Pilotage Authority: records 1863-76 (Acc 1999/63)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • HMS Raleigh: log book 1875-76 (D340 Acc 8203)

Gwent Record Office

  • Henry W Steel, Royal Navy: letters to his mother, Mrs Thomas Steel of Mathern and Caerwent c1842-48

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Aled Eames (b 1921), maritime historian: papers (XM10787)
  • Seiont II Maritime Trust (addnl): records (XM4088, XS2065)
  • Board of Trade: marine maps and plans (XBT Marine Maps)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Sir Owen Aisher, yachtsman: yachting papers incl boat plans, log books and corresp rel to Americas Cup (17 boxes, 9 vols) (86M99)
  • Board of Trade: marine maps rel to Crown foreshore and navigation in tidal waters (119 rolls) 19th-20th cent (88M99)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Board of Trade: Isle of Wight marine maps (517) 1852-1968 (AC 99/60)

Jersey Archive

  • Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club: minutes, accounts, membership records and corresp 1872-1998 (JA/267)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Customs and Excise: ships' fees and deeds books for Fleetwood, Lancaster and Preston 1920-88 (SS 7, 10-11)
  • Fleetwood Fishing Vessel Owners Association: records incl minutes and registers of members and vessels 1907-79 (DDX 1263)
  • Board of Trade and successor departments: marine maps 1849-1972 (BOT)

Lewisham Local Studies and Archives

  • Royal Naval School and Scholarship Fund: records 1833-1966 (A99/116)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Boston shipping registers (addnl): account books 19th-20th cent (MSR/Boston)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Board of Trade and successors: marine maps (Acc 1999/8)
  • HMS Eaglet: misc records and photographs (Acc 1999/13)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Kings Lynn Conservancy Board: records 1855-c1990 (Acc 1999/67, 91)

North Devon Record Office

  • Barnstaple shipping register 1910-87 (3318add)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Grimsby Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders (addnl): cash book 1946-97 (340 (addnl))
  • Board of Trade: marine maps and plans of the Lincolnshire foreshore 1850-1970 (NELA 1127)

Northumberland Record Office

  • Northumberland Royal Yacht Club: records 19th-20th cent (NRO 5478)
  • Blyth Harbour Commissioners (addnl): records 19th-20th cent (NRO 5451)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Board of Trade: marine maps

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Bent family of Tamerton Foliot: family and Royal Naval papers c1840-90 (Acc 2487)
  • Torpoint Steam Ferry Co: papers 1899-1905 (Acc 2478)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Board of Trade: marine maps (56A)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Joseph Cawte Butler, Southampton: diary of emigration voyage to New Zealand with his wife Jane, nee Tiller, and family (typescript copy) 1883 (D/Z 1036)

Surrey History Centre

  • More-Molyneux family of Loseley Park (addnl): family and estate papers, incl papers of Sir William More (1520-1600), Sir George More (1553-1632) and Admiral Sir Robert Henry More-Molyneux (1838-1904) c1506-1935 (6729)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Henry Neep,sailor: papers 1914-19 (DE5686)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • William Renwick, ships and general smith, Winlaton: order book 1917-26 (DX937)
  • Tyne Pilotage Authority: records 20th cent
  • Year of Maritime Discovery 1992-93: records rel to Sail Training Association and Tall Ships Race (DX975)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Denis Liddell: naval diary 1706

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Sir Francis Charles Bridgemen Bridgeman (1848-1929), admiral: papers
  • Martin James Evans, captain RN: papers 1918-55
  • Betty Hodges: memoir of her service with the WRNS during World War Two
  • Robert Douglas King-Harman (1891-1978), captain RN: letters and papers
  • Charles Arthur Aiskew Larcom (1891-1964), commander RN: papers rel to command of HMS Sheffield 1941
  • Charles Edward Le Mesurier, captain RN: letters rel to command of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron 1916-17
  • Thomas James Germaine Marchant, commander RN: papers 1942-54
  • Sir Trevylyan Dacres Willes Napier (1867-1920), vice admiral: papers

National Archives of Scotland

  • Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses (addnl): records 1838-1983 (NLC)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lawrence Craigie Maclagan Wedderburn, major, medical officer in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force: letters and papers 1901-23 (1999-10-3)

National Library of Ireland

  • Rev Myles Edmund Athy: diary of voyage to Australia 1855-56
  • Thomas Carr, Archbishop of Melbourne: diary of voyage from Galway to Australia 1899

National Museums Liverpool, Maritime Archives and Library

  • H Grattridge, ship's captain: career papers, including diaries and cuttings rel to loss of RMS Lancastria c1930-45 (DX/1848)
  • Thomas Harrop: manuscript account of voyage on The Thomas Wood from Liverpool to Madras 1865 (DX/1860)
  • Thomas Harrop: manuscript acount of voyage on SS Amazon from Liverpool to Brazil 1868-69 (DX/1859)
  • SF Nicholson: typescript journals of voyages on Clan Line Cargo vessels 1940-49 (DX/1832)
  • Annie Stephens: diaries of voyage on SS Anselma de Larrinaga from Eastham to Buenos Aires 1909 (DX/1128)
  • Diary of a passenger on barque Valona from Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick 1887 (DX/1849)
  • Gibbs, Bright & Co, merchants, Bristol and Liverpool: Australian cargo book, business letters and cargo receipts 1856-62 (DX/1843)
  • Lamport & Holt Line Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: corresp and papers rel to financial situation c1924-34 (B/LAH)
  • JG Oldfield & Co, shipbrokers, Whitehaven: letters from Liverpool based shipping companies c1958-64 (DX/1857)
  • Lily Green, coastal cargo trade schooner: accounts 1895-1902 (DX/1855)

Science Museum Library

  • GW Wickson and RE Sproule: articles (3) rel to service in coastal motor boats during First World War (MS 1683)
  • Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd: drawing of part of naval gunnery for HMS Neptune (MSR 113/10)
  • Harland & Wolff Ltd, shipbuilders, Belfast: papers rel to ship construction 1851-99 (MSR 74, 75, 81, 82, 86, 114)
  • Corporation of Trinity House: chart exhibiting the light houses and light vessels on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland 1863 (MS 644)
  • Admiralty papers rel to boat construction 1853-92 (MSR 75-79, 83, 86, 113)


Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Ernest Hicks of Mousehole, yachtsman: maritime records incl diaries of voyages 1914-58

Royal Naval Museum

  • Sampson family: papers of Chaplain John Sampson, 1770-73, and Lieutenant Charles Sampson RM, 1812-17 (1999/9)
  • George Andrew, assistant engineer RN: drawings of torpedoes (1 vol) and the boilers of HMS Pelorus (1 vol) c1896 (1999/83)
  • Eric Charrington, captain RN: logs and journals kept from naval cadet to lieutenant 1887-1904 (1999/51)
  • Herbert John Clifford, lieutenant on HMS Minden and HMS Lyra: letters describing events and places in East Indies, and of voyage to China 1814-16 (1999/21)
  • Richard Collinson: account of raid on St Nazaire (1999/92)
  • John Farndon, gunners mate: gunnery notes kept on HMS Cambridge 1863-64 (1999/63)
  • Algernon Foster, able-seaman on HMS Hood: corresp with his wife, Mabel Mulholland, and papers rel to his death 1939-41 (1999/19)
  • HB Good, able seaman on HMS Agincourt: scrapbook of letters, printed ephemera, press cuttings and photographs 1914-18 (1999/76)
  • Len Harris, chief petty officer: memoir of naval service 1923-47 (1999/102)
  • Arthur Lecky, captain RN: papers, incl diary kept aboard HMS Unity, 1902-22 (1999/84)
  • J Lennox-King, commander RN: typescript memoir 1939-45 (1999/99)
  • James Morkham, mechanician on HMS Concord: journal and notes, incl accounts of visits to Black Sea ports during the Russian Civil War, 1919-20 (1999/87)
  • David Murray, lieutenant commander RN: memoirs and other papers 1945-93 (1999/66)
  • Edward Rickcord, paymaster captain RN: diary whilst clerk on HMS Leander and HMS Severn, 1900-01 (1999/20)
  • Harry Shenton, able seaman on HMS Warspite: typescript account of service 1939-45 (1999/93)
  • Chris White, lieutenant commander RNVR: typescript memoir of naval career as Radar specialist 1939-45 (1999/95)
  • Sam Wood, leading sick berth attendant, HMS Prince of Wales: memoir 'The Bismark Episode: an eyewitness account' (1999/8)
  • Wilfred Woolman, naval schoolmaster: journal describing time on HMS Repulse during the Imperial Cruise of the Special Service Squadron 1923-24 (1999/31)
  • Typescript memoir 'Just another job: an account of the British and Australian Armed Forces and the part played in Britain's first Atomic Test' (1999/101)
  • HM Rescue Tug service: two volumes rel to service in Second World War (1999/67)
  • HMS Centaur: commission book 1958-60 (1999/100)
  • Royal Naval Scripture Readers Society: minutes and press-cuttings 1873-1961 (1999/65)

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • Richard Ernest Cornish Copithorne, ship's surgeon: diary of voyages to the Far East 1934-35 (MSS 7679-7680)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Sir Graham Moore, admiral (addnl): Brook Farm accounts, naval journal 1839-42 (Add 9303)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Nicholas John Barker, Captain RN: personal and naval papers 1981-82 (BARK)
  • Naval Radar Trust (addnl): papers rel to the development of naval radar 1935-94 (NVRT)

Dundee University Archives

  • Dundee University Royal Naval Reserve Committee: minutes and papers 1967-73

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Gerard Daniel Howlett, ship's doctor: diary of voyage from London to Durban 1877 (Add MSS 877-884)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Alexander Stephen, shipbuilder: memoir 1759-1824 (Acc 1810)
  • Henry Murray & Co, shipbuilders, Port Glasgow and Dumbarton; Murray Brothers, shipbuilders, Dumbarton and Murdoch & Murray Ltd, shipbuilders, Port Glasgow: records incl estimates, quotations and specifications 1877-1923 (Acc 1812)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Walter William Hector Ash (1906-1998), rear admiral: speeches rel to his service as Electrical Engineer Manager, HM Dockyard, Devonport 1955-58
  • Humphrey Leoline Jenkins (1903-1993), commander RN: papers rel to his family and career, incl concerning minesweeping
  • Frank Edward Weatherstone Lammert (1903-1999) captain RN: papers, incl an account of his escape from Singapore, 1942, rel to wartime and post-war commands, and an account by his brother of his experience as a POW in Changi
  • Mostyn Hird Wheeler Webb-Bowen (1894-1983), lieutenant colonel: diaries rel to operations of HMS Iron Duke in the Black Sea and off Turkey 1919-20

University of Bristol Information Services: Special Collections

  • James Hosken, captain: letters to him rel to the SS Great Britain 1843-46 (DM 1863)